January 10, 2019 RSS feed / News Briefs

Euer, Carson Seek to Ban Offshore Drilling

Sen. Dawn Euer and Rep. Lauren Carson, joining legislators from seven states on Jan. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 7 the Newport Police Department responded to 489 calls. Of those, 133 were motor vehicle related; there were 114 motor vehicle violations issued and 19 accident reports.  More...

School Committee Seeks Volunteers

The Newport School Committee is seeking community members to serve on various subcommittees. If you are interested, please submit a letter by Jan. More...

NYC Frostbite

The normal start to the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series is on New Year’s Day. However, winds gusting to more than 30 knots delayed racing until Jan. 6, with the competition lasting only three races. More...

Seamen’s Warming Center Volunteers Needed

With temperatures forecast in the teens for Friday, Jan. 11, the Seamen’s Church Institute is seeking volunteers for its warming center, which will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. More...

Men’s Basketball

The Newport Recreation Department is offering men’s basketball open play on Saturdays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Hut, 35 Golden St. Cost is $5. For more information, call 401-845-5800.   More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. After the meeting a meal will be served. The post meets every third Sunday of the month. More...

Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Donors will receive a free steak dinner in addition to a $5 coupon for Dunkin’ Donuts.   More...

Introduction to Handguns Course

The Newport Rifle Club is offering a National Rifle Association Basic Pistol class Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the club’s new training room at 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown. More...

PFLAG Meeting

The Newport Satellite of PFLAG Greater Providence (Parents Families, Friends, Allies and Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender-Non-Conforming) will hold a monthly support meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:45 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

A peculiar object (pictured) was recently brought in: the hoof of a deceased deer. The owner questioned its purpose: it is an inkwell! The pewter lid depicts Mt. More...

Arts Around the Fire

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire, continues at Salvation Café on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Vegan Potluck

Bring a vegan dish with a card listing all ingredients for four to share, no cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt, honey, or other dairy-based foods, meat, fish, or shellfish. Also, bring own plates and flatware to eat with, no paper or plastic. More...

Horse Association Meeting

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at White’s Restaurant, Westport, Mass. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. to plan a trip to Poland Springs, Maine. Contact secretary Richard Urban at 508-672-7588 for more information. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport County Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Fenner Hall. Roberta Mudge Humble will speak on the history of Rhode Island. More...